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There are 7 ways to get from Cologne to Minsk by train, plane, bus or car

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Minsk  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Minsk (MSQ) DUS - MSQ

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Fly Cologne Bonn to Vilnius, bus  •  10h 39m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Vilnius (VNO) CGN - VNO
  2. Take the bus from Vilnius Airport to Kamennaya Gorka

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Train to Frankfurt, fly to Minsk  •  6h 6m

  1. Take the train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Frankfurt
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Minsk (MSQ) FRA - MSQ

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Vilnius, bus  •  9h 16m

  1. Take the train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Frankfurt
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Vilnius (VNO) FRA - VNO
  3. Take the bus from Vilnius Airport to Kamennaya Gorka

Train, bus  •  23h 59m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to S Ostkreuz Bhf 9
  2. Take the bus from Schönefeld to Minsk Central bus station

Train  •  27h 37m

  1. Take the train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Frankfurt 78 / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Wien Hbf 425
  3. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Breclav Rj / ...
  4. Take the train from Breclav to Brest C Ec
  5. Take the train from Brest C to Minsk Pas

Drive  •  15h 1m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Minsk 1642.8 km

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Minsk is to fly and bus which costs €40 - €200 and takes 10h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Minsk is to train and fly which costs €130 - €750 and takes 6h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Minsk. However, there are services departing from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf and arriving at Minsk Pas via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Wien Hbf, Breclav and Brest C. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 37m.

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The distance between Cologne and Minsk is 1431 km. The road distance is 1642.8 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Minsk without a car is to train and bus which takes 23h 59m and costs €120 - €180.

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It takes approximately 7h 52m to get from Cologne to Minsk, including transfers.

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Cologne to Minsk train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf station.

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There is no direct flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Minsk Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m and has one stopover.

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Minsk is 1h ahead of Cologne. It is currently 11:40 PM in Cologne and 12:40 AM in Minsk.

Cologne to Minsk train services, operated by Belorussian Railways (BŽD), arrive at Minsk Pas station.

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  • Distance: 1431 km
  • Duration: 7h 52m

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Minsk, Belarus?

You can take a train from Cologne to Minsk via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Wien Hbf, Breclav, and Brest C in around 27h 37m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Minsk via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Flights from Frankfurt to Minsk
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vilnius via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Vilnius
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Vilnius via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $280
LOT
Website
lot.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Minsk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Minsk via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Vilnius via Warsaw Chopin
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vilnius via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $320
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vilnius via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$80 - $290
Flights from Frankfurt to Vilnius via Riga
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vilnius via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vilnius via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Vilnius via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Frankfurt to Vilnius via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vilnius via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $600
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Vilnius via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$300 - $850
Train operators
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Köln Hbf to S Ostkreuz Bhf
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Köln Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
Thalys
Standard
$40 - $60
Comfort
$55 - $70
Premium
$55 - $80
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
$19 - $27
1st Class
$30 - $45
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
8h 16m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
$60 - $90
1st Class
$95 - $140
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Breclav
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
Railjet
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Wien Hbf to Breclav
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Wien Hbf to Breclav
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Breclav to Brest C
Ave. Duration
10h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Belorussian Railways (BŽD)
Phone
(+375 17) 225 44 77
Website
rw.by
Train from Brest C to Minsk Pas
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $18
Website
Belorussian Railways
Book at
Belorussian Railways
2nd Class (platzkart)
$5 - $10
1st Class (Coupe)
$8 - $18
Russian Railways (РЖД)
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Brest C to Minsk Pas
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Bus operators
Sheddi
Phone
375-648-29-39
Email
sheddi.by@mail.ru
Website
sheddi.by
Bus from Vilnius Airport to Kamennaya Gorka
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
sheddi.by
Visit Tour
Website
vt.by
Bus from Schönefeld to Minsk Central bus station
Ave. Duration
18h 8m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
vt.by

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Minsk is 1643 km. It takes approximately 15h 1m to drive from Cologne to Minsk.

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LOT and Lufthansa offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Minsk Airport.

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There are 69+ hotels available in Minsk. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs €3 - €6.

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